About the Snapp Stayman Apple

The Snapp Stayman Apple tree is an improved strain of the antique Stayman, which apples are known for their beautiful, blushed-coloring and excellent eating quality and culinary uses. Snapp was discovered in the orchards of Alfred Snapp of Winchester, Virginia when he noticed a tree with brighter colored fruit and a spurring growth habit. This productive tree was a strain of the Red Stayman and Snapp became the most highly colored strain of Stayman of all.

The distinctive, sweet-tart flavor, snappy bite, and satisfying, firm texture is the same as the classic Stayman apple trees that were originally discovered by Dr. Stayman in 1866. Popular at U-pick orchards, this heirloom is great for eating fresh, making applesauce, apple butter, and other baking possibilities. Stayman apples are known to store well.

Growing the Snapp Stayman Apple Tree

Snapp Stayman is much like its parent, Red Stayman, which has little to no major pest and disease concerns. These trees are tolerant to many soil types and are considered cold-hardy.

Like other Stayman Apple tree varieties, the pollen of Snapp is sterile and it cannot pollinate other apple trees. It requires at least two different apple varieties nearby to be fruitful. Make room for the Snapp Stayman Apple tree in your orchard and you’ll be blessed with some of the best-tasting apples around!

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Bloom Color White
Bloom Time Mid
Chill Hours 500 - 800
Fruit Color Red
Fruit Size Medium
Ripens/Harvest October
Shade/Sun Full Sun
Soil Composition Loamy
Soil Moisture Well Drained
Soil pH Level 6.0 - 7.0
Taste Sweet, Tart
Texture Crisp, Firm
Years to Bear 2 - 5
Zone Range 4 - 8

Size & Spacing

Mature Size

When your tree matures, it will be approximately 12 - 15' tall x 12 - 15' wide.

Recommended Spacing

We recommend spacing these trees 12 - 15' apart to ensure room for growth.

Zone Compatibility

This Variety's Zone Range 4 - 8
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The USDA hardiness zones offer a guide to varieties that will grow well in certain climates. Each zone corresponds to the minimum winter temperatures experienced in a given area. Make sure that your hardiness zone lies within the zone compatibility range of this variety before ordering.


This variety requires another one for adequate pollination.

Cross-pollination by a different variety is key to its growing and bearing success. Plant one of these varieties within 100' for best pollination.

Tools & Supplies

Having the proper tools and supplies when growing your own can make the difference between a good harvest and a great harvest! Here's a list that our experts recommend for this variety.

Planting & Care

Learn all about how to grow apple trees in The Growing Guide. An entire section of our website dedicated to your growing success.

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